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Financial Reporting Accountant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

12-month Fixed Term contract

London Business School are looking for a Financial Reporting Accountant to join us on a 12-month fixed term contract.

You will be a key contributor in the production of external financial reporting for the School, in particular the year-end financial statements and reporting to the Office for Students. Whilst also managing the  production of financial reporting for the School’s associate companies, in particular the year-end financial statements and monthly management accounts. 

Main Responsibilities


  • Maintain a strong internal control environment including producing monthly internal accounting controls pack, including balance sheet reconciliations,  
  • identifying and mitigating risks. 
  • Support the Financial Reporting Manager and Associate Director, Finance and Finance function, including; researching technical accounting queries, liaising with the School’s key advisers, preparation of ad hoc reporting and supporting projects as required. 
  • Liaise with auditors concerning audit queries and completion of the financial statements 
  • Manage the production of month end and financial reporting for the LBS student association and GERA 

Who we are looking for

  • Full/part-professional qualification or equivalent experience.  
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage a variety of audiences.  
  • Experience of software related to own area of specialism, with the ability to build basic models or tools.  
  • Working knowledge of policies, regulations and legislation in area of specialism.  
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.  
  • Ability to manage multiple internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Ability to prioritise and focus on material issues.  
  • Knowledge of business education/specialist area would be advantageous 
  • Financial management experience and commercial acumen. 

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location. 

What you can expect from us

  • Generous annual leave of 27 days PLUS extra between Christmas and New Year!
  • Generous pension package, 14.5% employer contribution (in return for employee enrolment and contribution)
  • Free onsite gym and swimming pool
  • Amazing range of professional development to support your career path
  • Enhanced cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health
  • Up to 5 days volunteering leave or parent /carer emergency leave

All enjoyed in a Smart (hybrid) Working environment so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your new role.

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging 

We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key school priority, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard. 

Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles.

London Business School

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